Google announced Android Wear some months back and they are now releasing it for developers. Android Wear is the version of Android which is built specially for Smartwatches. Last night at Google I/O, Google previewed how the Android Wear works and they also previewed the first two Smartwatches which will be running Android Wear, the LG G Watch and Moto 360.

The major part of Android Wear is Google Now and the focus is to display the right information at right time. Android Wear is built in such a way that it works well with both round as well as square-shaped watches.


You can browse through different cards on Android Wear by simple gestures. Once paired, all your phone notifications like Messages, Calendar events and Weather updates will be displayed on your smartwatch automatically. You can say “OK, Google” to do things like sending mails, reply to texts, set reminders or ask questions. Also, it also tracks your fitness activities. It automatically counts your steps and tracks your heart rate(on watches having heart rate monitors). By connecting your Android Wear Smartwatch with your phone, you can do things like controlling music, see who’s calling and other things. You can also take notes, do Voice Search, check your next appointment and get navigation information.

LG G Watch and Samsung’s Gear Live are currently available for pre-order. The classic looking Moto 360 will be available this summer.

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